The Gift

By: Cheryl Maguire On Christmas Eve, I sat alone on a bench, in the middle of a crowded mall. My husband, Bob, and our daughters, age 12 and 9, roamed the shops in an attempt to find me the perfect Christmas gift, even though I told them not to. Bob’s anxiety surrounding this situation caused … More The Gift

Holiday Hustle

By: Tanya Pimental   Each year, I get really excited to start listening to holiday music and make my lists. Giving makes me so very happy and finding that perfect coordinating wrapping paper has become a real tradition. All that said, there is of course stress that comes with the holiday hustle. The holidays are … More Holiday Hustle

Yankee Swap

By: Lauren Tankle   You really don’t know a person until you have played a Yankee Swap game with them. This game makes you realize that people you grew up with your whole life are unapologetically capable of plotting your demise and will do everything and anything to take you down all because you really … More Yankee Swap

Let’s Be Present

By: Deirdre Littlefield My oldest son enlisted in the US Army this year. We miss him terribly but are filled with pride. As our family decorated our tree this year, it hit me hard; we were short one family member. Each decoration my oldest son made brought back a flood of memories and conversation to … More Let’s Be Present

A to Z: Fall and Winter Activities Around New England

Are you looking for some fun things to do with your family over the next few months? Our area has just about anything you could imagine, from A-Z! A – Apple picking in Massachusetts http://www.southshoremamas.com/?p=24174 B – Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker https://www.bostonballet.org/Home/Tickets-Performances/Performances/The-Nutcracker.aspx C – Candy/chocolate/caramel apples made at home https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mTY8M2MJTPU D – Downhill Mountain Coaster … More A to Z: Fall and Winter Activities Around New England